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Miralax clean out

Posted by on May. 4, 2012 at 2:53 PM
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Doctors orders to do a miralax clean out on my son. 7 1/2 capfuls in 32 oz Friday, and then Saturday. The next day 2 ex lax tabs. He has been on miralx for a little over 2 months, except for when we were in vacation and then he had a stomach bug for over a week. Kind f freaked out by this clean out. My son has PDD-nos, he will be 6 in July, he can talk but mpnot conversational so he does not tell me when he not feeling well, and he is not potty trained. We have had 2 X-rays done since March, another one is scheduled after the clean out. Other alternate was enemas....I did not think that would go well, and cause issues during future diaper changes or potty training.

Any one been through this or have done the clean out?

by on May. 4, 2012 at 2:53 PM
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mandee1503
by Amanda on May. 4, 2012 at 3:43 PM
Here is a bump because there are a couple of ladies here with experience. Good luck!
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letstalk747
by Joy on May. 4, 2012 at 4:30 PM

  welcome , not with my kids ,

coleysmama
by Member on May. 4, 2012 at 4:35 PM

That sounds like a lot. Especially  because ex-lax is a stimulant laxative. 

I would get a second opinion or at least research it further ( like you're doing now but google also)

JacobsMommy705
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:11 PM
I found other sites with simalar info. The doctor that we see is fromChildrens Hospital Boston developmental Medicine Centers Incontinance Program. We have not beem toa gi doctor in about a year, but maybe it's time for an appt. I would think Children's Hospital would know more then our ped... But maybe. Should call her too
sammygrl77
by on May. 5, 2012 at 6:12 AM
Sorry, I don't know anything about this. I hope it goes smoothly.
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T-HoneyLuv
by on May. 5, 2012 at 10:16 AM
We have done Miralax clean outs as well as Magnesium Citrate. DS has a Neurogenic bladder and bowel and major motility problems so he requires massive amounts of laxatives so for us what you are describing is not a lot. My son takes 6 daily laxatives along with a nightly suppository everyday and we still cannot get to him stool everyday. Our Drs have mentioned surgical options and we see GI frequently. Maybe another trip to the GI is in order if you don't feel comfortable?
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Stazzi
by on May. 5, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Well it seems like a HUGE dosage to me. But then again all people are different. Personally I would get a second opinion. 

My son recently started a miralax cleanse. For two days it was two capfuls of miralax mixed in whatever and half of a mineral oil enema per day. Then on the 3rd day for the rest of the month it is 3/4 capful of miralax mixed in whatever and half of an exlax. Then we go in for a follow up.

This was the prescription given by our pediatrician GI specialist and my son is 5 yo.

willysmama
by on May. 5, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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We have only done one miralax clean out. We went through a lot of diapers and wipes and clothes. Willy is now off miralax. We found a fruit juice called fruitables that he loves and makes him go 2-3 times a day.

EmilyMarshall
by on May. 5, 2012 at 11:50 AM
welcome


Heartshape
by on May. 5, 2012 at 11:51 AM
We just started doing the miralax been doing it for about a month now. We have to keep doing it till we go back to see the dr on the 15, two capfuls a day.. My dd will be five in June
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